The Covenant Characters

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Detlev van Doorn (Detleef)

Detlev is one of the two surviving van Doorn children from the concentration camp Chrissie Meer. His father begins his education immediately with the help of General De Groot, beginning with the fact that he should never forget that the English killed his mother and sister. He is sent to school where English is taught, and learns enough to be fluent by the time another teacher who instructs in Dutch is brought in. He becomes a well known rugby player earning his green jacket in the New Zealand match. He is the first to be a Springbok.

Detleef eventually earns a lower government position in the African Affairs department, and works his way up until he is able to begin suggesting and drafting policy. He begins by introducing the law against interracial marriages, making it an offense that is punishable by law. He introduces segregation...

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